The British Standards Institution (BSI) has a launched a new digital on-line Eurocodes guide. Known as Eurocodes Plus, it digitises all 15,000 pages of the Eurocodes with an on-line interactive workflow tool that allows designers to quickly find specific codes. For more information visit: www.bsigroup.com/eurocodesplus
Barrett Precision Tubes, part of the Barrett Steel Group, has introduced what is said to be one of the first fibre laser cutting systems in the UK. The company has commissioned a LT FIBER system at its Lasertube North plant in York.
Steel machinery manufacturer Voortman has purchased a German based cutting systems producer in order to increase its equipment range. The new subsidiary of the Voortman Steel Group will operate under the name of Bach Cutting Systems.
Software developer CSC has released version 14 of its structural steel design package, Fastrak Building Designer. The company said structural engineers can now access a range of new and updated software features and additions, including free BIM integration sotfware, Revit Integrator.